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COVID-19 in Virginia: 5 new outbreaks reported Friday, September 18

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 14:11:43-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Health officials are investigating 963 outbreaks of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, according to Virginia Department of Health (VDH) data released Friday. That means 5 new outbreaks were recorded since Thursday's reporting.

Data show 415 (no change from yesterday's report) outbreaks at long-term care facilities with a total of 10,152 COVID-19 cases and 1,465 deaths. That is up 36 cases and 9 additional deaths from the previous day's report. Single new outbreaks were reported in a congregate setting, a correctional facility and a healthcare setting. Additionally, two new outbreaks were reported in educational settings.

Scroll down for complete city/county-by-county breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Virginia

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The health department reported 1,242 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 21,750 total tests processed since yesterday. That brings Virginia's total number of coronavirus cases to 138,702. Of those cases, 21,228 (+220 from previous day) are associated with outbreaks.

The number of localities with COVID-19 cases that have topped 100 cases since March continue to climb in the Commonwealth:

20,041 (+120) in Fairfax County
11,966 (+83) in Prince William County
6,615 (+48) in Loudoun County
6,596 (+43) in Virginia Beach
5,702 (+46) in Chesterfield County
5,182 (+27) in Henrico County
4,721 (+14) in Norfolk
4,434 (+27) in Richmond
4,169 (+28) in Chesapeake
3,819 (+28) in Arlington
3,671 (+22) in Alexandria

2,638 (+9) in Newport News
2,500 (+61) in Portsmouth
2,405 (+62) in Harrisonburg
2,067 (+7) in Spotsylvania
1,915 (+11) in Stafford
1,885 (+8) in Suffolk
1,877 (+3) in Manassas City
1,761 (+13) in Hampton
1,637 (+48) in Montgomery
1,508 (+61) in Roanoke City
1,340 (+14) in Rockingham
1,255 (+18) in Lynchburg
1,198 (+3) in Hanover
1,176 (+6) in Culpeper
1,167 (+4) in Accomack
1,158 (+8) in Albemarle
1,021 (+60) in Charlottesville

991 (+8) in Henry
938 (+10) in Pittsylvania
897 (+12) in Fauquier
833 (+4) in Frederick
818 (+6) in James City County
812 (+16) in Danville
798 in Shenandoah
764 (+19) in Roanoke County
763 (+2) in Greensville
712 (+14) in Prince George
710 (+11) in Petersburg
704 (+9) in Radford
689 (+8) in Bedford
688 (+5) in Isle of Wight
675 in Buckingham
661 (+5) in Mecklenburg
603 (+4) in Manassas Park

556 (+7) in Prince Edward
526 (+1) in Southampton
524 (+1) in Fredericksburg
520 (+6) in York
519 (+20) in Washington
481 (+6) in Winchester
468 (+3) in Carroll
454 (+2) in Augusta
447 (+5) in Smyth
409 in Warren
407 (+1) in Galax

395 (+2) in Campbell
385 in Wise
383 (+3) in Franklin City
379 (+1) in Page
379 (+3) in Sussex
378 (+2) in Hopewell
372 (+2) in Martinsville
367 (+10) in Amherst
355 (+8) in Dinwiddie
347 (+1) in Richmond County
341 (+1) in Brunswick
341 (+5) in Fluvanna
326 (+23) in Caroline
316 (+6) in Halifax
305 (+1) in Northampton
304 (+2) in Orange

292 in Grayson
291 (+4) in Franklin County
283 (+2) in Botetourt
278 (+3) in Louisa
269 in Patrick
257 (+2) in Salem
255 (+1) in Lee
255 (+3) in Westmoreland
254 (+2) in Goochland
253 (+3) in Waynesboro
245 in Emporia
244 (+3) in Nottoway
243 (+5) in Tazewell
242 in Colonial Heights
233 (+10) in Staunton
229 (+1) in Russell
226 in King George
225 (-1) in Gloucester
217 (+5) in Wythe
208 in Greene
207 (-1) in Powhatan
204 (+10) in Pulaski
200 (+1) in Appomattox

189 (+1) in Floyd
179 in New Kent
177 in Scott
174 (+3) in Bristol
170 in Williamsburg
169 (+5) in Essex
147 (+1) in King William
139 (+6) in Northumberland
133 in Fairfax City
127 (+7) in Lancaster
121 (-1) in Amelia
120 (+7) in Buchanan
109 (+2) in Lunenburg
106 (+1) in Surry
102 in Cumberland
101 (+1) in Madison

As of Friday's update, 10,520 (+56 from previous day) people had been hospitalized and 2,949 (+29) people had died as a result of COVID-19-related illnesses, according to VDH data.

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More women have been infected by the virus at 71,228 cases versus the 66,561 cases reported in men. No gender was reported for 913 cases in the Commonwealth.

The coronavirus first most impacted people aged 50 to 69, which currently accounts for more than 23 percent of cases in Virginia.

However, people aged 30 to 49 now account for more than 33 percent of cases, data show.

Additionally, people in their 20s account for nearly 21 percent of cases in the state.

City/County-by-County Breakdown of Cases

Accomack: 1,167 (+4)
Albemarle: 1,158 (+8)
Alleghany: 78 (+1)
Alexandria: 3,671 (+22)
Amelia: 121 (-1)
Amherst: 367 (+10)
Appomattox: 200 (+1)
Arlington: 3,819 (+28)
Augusta: 454 (+2)

Bath: 6
Bedford: 689 (+8)
Bland: 64
Bristol: 174 (+3)
Botetourt: 283 (+2)
Brunswick: 341 (+1)
Buchanan: 120 (+7)
Buckingham: 675
Buena Vista City: 79 (+1)

Campbell: 395 (+2)
Caroline: 326 (+23)
Carroll: 468 (+3)
Charles City: 81
Charlotte: 99 (+1)
Charlottesville: 1,021 (+60)
Chesapeake: 4,169 (+28)
Chesterfield: 5,702 (+46)
Clarke: 91 (+1)
Colonial Heights: 242
Covington: 30
Craig: 29 (+2)
Culpeper: 1,176 (+6)
Cumberland: 102

Danville: 812 (+16)
Dickenson: 85 (+4)
Dinwiddie: 355 (+8)

Emporia: 245
Essex: 169 (+5)

Fairfax: 20,041 (+120)
Fairfax City: 133
Falls Church: 68 (+1)
Fauquier: 897 (+12)
Floyd: 189 (+1)
Fluvanna: 341 (+5)
Franklin City: 383 (+3)
Franklin County: 291 (+4)
Frederick: 833 (+4)
Fredericksburg: 524 (+1)

Galax: 407 (+1)
Giles: 78 (+4)
Gloucester: 225 (-1)
Goochland: 254 (+2)
Grayson: 292
Greene: 208
Greensville: 763 (+2)

Halifax: 316 (+6)
Hanover: 1,198 (+3)
Hampton: 1,761 (+13)
Harrisonburg: 2,405 (+62)
Henrico: 5,182 (+27)
Henry: 991 (+8)
Highland: 6
Hopewell: 378 (+2)

Isle of Wight: 688 (+5)

James City: 818 (+6)

King George: 226
King and Queen: 66
King William: 147 (+1)

Lancaster: 127 (+7)
Lee: 255 (+1)
Lexington: 51 (+2)
Louisa: 278 (+3)
Loudoun: 6,615 (+48)
Lunenburg: 109 (+2)
Lynchburg: 1,255 (+18)

Madison: 101 (+1)
Manassas City: 1,877 (+3)
Manassas Park: 603 (+4)
Martinsville: 372 (+2)
Mathews: 35
Mecklenburg: 661 (+5)
Middlesex: 84
Montgomery: 1,637 (+48)

Nelson: 98 (+1)
New Kent: 179
Newport News: 2,638 (+9)
Norfolk: 4,721 (+14)
Northampton: 305 (+1)
Northumberland: 139 (+6)
Norton: 33
Nottoway: 244 (+3)

Orange: 304 (+2)

Page: 379 (+1)
Patrick: 269
Petersburg: 710 (+11)
Pittsylvania: 938 (+10)
Poquoson: 76
Portsmouth: 2,500 (+61)
Powhatan: 207 (-1)
Prince Edward: 556 (+7)
Prince George: 712 (+14)
Prince William: 11,966 (+83)
Pulaski: 204 (+10)

Radford: 704 (+9)
Rappahannock: 64
Richmond City: 4,434 (+27)
Richmond County: 347 (+1)
Roanoke City: 1,508 (+61)
Roanoke County: 764 (+19)
Rockbridge: 97 (+1)
Rockingham: 1,340 (+14)
Russell: 229 (+1)

Salem: 257 (+2)
Scott: 177
Shenandoah: 798
Smyth: 447 (+5)
Spotsylvania: 2,067 (+7)
Southampton: 526 (+1)
Stafford: 1,915 (+11)
Staunton: 233 (+10)
Suffolk: 1,885 (+8)
Surry: 106 (+1)
Sussex: 379 (+3)

Tazewell: 243 (+5)

Virginia Beach: 6,596 (+43)

Warren: 409
Washington: 519 (+20)
Waynesboro: 253 (+3)
Westmoreland: 255 (+3)
Winchester: 481 (+6)
Williamsburg: 170
Wise: 385
Wythe: 217 (+5)

York: 520 (+6)

*NOTE: This data is provided from the Virginia Department of Health daily at 9 a.m. Officials said their cutoff for data is 5 p.m. the previous day. So your local health department may have issued an alert about a case before it is added to the statewide tally released the following day.

COVID-19 Precautions

Most patients with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms. However, in a small proportion of patients, COVID-19 can lead to more severe illness, including death, particularly among those who are older or those who have chronic medical conditions.

COVID-19 spreads primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms appear within 14 days of being exposed to an infectious person.

Virginia health officials urged the following precautions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Avoid non-essential travel.

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